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CAN A DUI BE EXPUNGED IN PENNSYLVANIA?

A person who completes the terms of conditions of Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) following an arrest and charge for driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances (DUI) in Pennsylvania is eligible to have the DUI arrest and charge expunged from his or her criminal records.  DEFINING “EXPUNGE” Under Pennsylvania law, the term expunge …

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Driving Under The Influence Of Marijuana In Pennsylvania

THE PENNSYLVANIA MARIJUANA DUI LAW In Pennsylvania, an individual may not drive, operate or be in actual physical control of the movement of a vehicle under any of the following circumstance if there is in the individual’s blood any amount of a: Schedule I controlled substance, as defined in the act of April 14, 1972 …

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What Are the Criminal Penalties for Underage Drinking in Pennsylvania?

Anyone that’s ever spent a weekend hanging around most colleges knows that underage drinking is not at all an uncommon experience, even if it is illegal in all 50 states. In Pennsylvania, underage drinking is actually a criminal offense, and criminal penalties and other negative consequences for a convicted underage offender can ensue.   But …

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Can I Be Convicted of DUI in PA If I Was Below the Legal BAC Limit?

It is common knowledge that every U.S. state has now implemented laws which state that driving a vehicle with a blood alcohol level over .08% means you can be convicted of a DUI (some states use the term DWI, but they are generally interchangeable). Because modern technology has given police officers the ability to measure …

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How Do Prosecutors Prove Intent to Deliver in PA PWID Charges?

If the police find you in possession of marijuana or controlled substances in Pennsylvania, you will at the very least likely be facing possession charges, which are often a misdemeanor. But when prosecutors decide to charge you possession with intent to deliver (PWID), you are facing far more serious felony charges which can mean years …

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How Can I Fight Drug Paraphernalia Possession Charges in Pennsylvania?

Under Pennsylvania’s drug laws, an individual can be criminally convicted and sent to prison for either using or owning drug paraphernalia with intent to use it. While a misdemeanor, the potential prison sentence is up to one year, along with a $2,500 fine, which is ironically longer the lowest-level sentence for possession of marijuana, meaning …

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Do I Always Have to Yield to a School Bus in PA?

In some neighborhoods in Pennsylvania, school buses are an everyday part of life, especially for those who live or commute close to schools. When you are in a rush, coming upon a school bus with its lights flashing can be an annoyance, especially when the lights remain flashing for what feels like an unreasonable amount …

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Supreme Court Decision Invalidates Use of Blood Testing in DUI/DWI Arrests

The United States Supreme Court has handed down an important decision regarding the use of blood testing by police officers in arresting motorists for DUI/DWI violations. The decision changes the way that police in Pennsylvania can make arrests and gives defendants more rights in challenging the legality of their arrests and the charges against them. …

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Shoplifting: Why it is Essential to Have a Criminal Lawyer Defend You

In Pennsylvania, anyone who is suspected of shoplifting is charged with violation of the retail theft statute. Generally speaking, you can be convicted of retail theft if the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania can prove that you took possession of merchandise that is offered for sale by a store with the intent of depriving the seller of …

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